ALAMEDA – Lee Smith is on Raiders injured reserve and Mario Edwards Jr. has yet to come off it. The Silver and Black would obviously be better with those two in the fold.
That isn’t happening right now. Despite that fact, these Raiders are shockingly healthy heading into a Week 11 clash with Houston on Monday night in Mexico.
Last week’s bye, it turns out, certainly helped out. The entire 53-man roster practiced for a second straight session on Thursday, marking the first two days of the regular season with everyone on the roster practice worthy.
There are a few limited participants, but there isn’t a serious injury in the lot. That’s an encouraging sign for this point in the season, even after a layoff.
The Texans aren’t in bad shape, either. Featured running back Lamar Miller declared himself ready to play on Monday night. Speedy receiver Will Fuller has been limited this week with a knee sprain.
Here’s a look at Thursday’s participation report for both teams.
Texans participation report
Did not practice: RB Alfred Blue (calf), RB Jonathan Grimes (illness), WR Jaelen Strong (ankle)
Limited practice: OT Duane Brown (knee), OT Chris Clark (hip), DE Jadeveon Clowney (wrist), WR Will Fuller (knee), RB Lamar Miller (ankle), NT Vince WIlfork (groin)
Full participation: ILB Brian Peters (quad), S Eddie Pleasant (neck), OLB John Simon (shoulder), G Oday Aboushi (shoulder), CB A.J. Bouye (ankle), TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (neck), G Xavier Su’a-Filo (finger)
Raiders participation report
Limited practice: WR Amari Cooper (back), C Rodney Hudson (knee), DT Stacy McGee (ankle), RB Latavius Murray (ankle), OG Kelechi Osemele (knee), CB Sean Smith (shoulder)